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Kamrup (M): Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations start for anyone aged 15 to 65

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GUWAHATI: Today, the state government began a huge Japanese Encephalitis (JE) immunisation campaign.

Presently, the State Government began a huge JE (Japanese Encephalitis) vaccination campaign.

This is the first vaccine of its kind to protect people between the ages of 15 and 65, as opposed to 1 to 15 years ago. The drive’s goal is to reach 40 lakh people.

Vaccination programme to reach 40.17 lakh individuals

Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations

Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said today at the launch of a vaccination drive in Sonapur, Kamrup (M), that, “This vaccination drive will cover 40.17 lakh people in 99 development blocks in the state. Last year, the Central Government allowed JE vaccines for people from 15-65 years of age. We conceived our plan last year and started its implementation today.”

People in JE-prone areas listed by the agency should get the vaccine, according to the Health Minister.

“Since we have successfully inoculated over 2.65 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the state, we hope to meet the JE vaccination target,” he said.

Ministry sends 40 Covid Vaccination Express mobile vans in rural locations

In the meantime, the ministry dispatched forty Covid Vaccination Express mobile vans for vaccination in rural locations. The vans were supplied by Care India, a non-profit organisation.

Munindra Nath Ngatey, Director of Health Services (Family Welfare), stated, “Those who took Covid vaccines can take JE vaccines after a gap of 28 days. Likewise, a person taking JE vaccine can take Covid vaccine after 28 days.”

Covid Express vans serve rural regions in the districts of Barpeta, Goalpara, Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong, South Salmara, and Udalguri.

Sivasagar too prepare for vaccine programme against Japanese Encephalitis

A gathering of the District Task Force was conducted at the Syukafa Conference Hall of the DC’s Office in Sivasagar to discuss the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Vaccination campaign for adults.

Sivasagar Bitupan Neog, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Health), who presided over the meeting, emphasised the importance of promoting public knowledge about the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine, which is recommended for people aged 15 to 65.

He asked Asha workers, Anganwadi workers, Village Headmen, and members of self-help societies to spread JE vaccination awareness to the general populace.

Neog envisioned that the district would be able to succeed with the help of the Health Department and other relevant departments, as it had done so far with COVID-19 immunisation, which had a 97 percent success rate.

Also Read: COVAXIN APPROVED FOR CHILDREN BELOW 18 YEARS

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